The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has expressed confidence that Eyitayo Jegede will emerge victorious in Saturday’s Ondo governorship election.
Jegede is up against Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Chairman of the Forum and Sokoto Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, spoke on Sunday through the body’s Director-General, C.I.D. Maduabum.
Maduabum quoted Tambuwal as saying PDP governors were united in ensuring that Jegede becomes the next Ondo helmsman.
He noted that the Senior Advocate of Nigeria’s experience, dynamism and programmes will return the State to glory days.
Tambuwal condemned those suggesting that PDP governors were not supporting Jegede.
He called them fifth columnists afraid of the popularity of the party’s candidate and triumph.
“Nothing can stop the march of progress in Ondo. Jegede’s victory is one whose time has come. The Forum speaks with one voice and this naked attempt to sow division and discord within its ranks has failed miserably.
“As a matter of fact, the PDP Governors just rose from a virtual meeting few days ago with a firm resolve and commitment to make sure that all hands are on deck to support and deliver the PDP candidate,” Tambuwal said.